One major phase of the cycling, planning and eco-disaster of the Bloor/Yorkvile rebuild is just about over – the road is now smoothly paved. But apart from the wisdom of trying to repair and renew the great number of underground utilities ahead of repaving, it all remains a travesty and squandered set of opportunities in […]
There’s been some controversy within some circles and troglodytes about putting bike lanes on our arterials, often the direct routes in our core. But direct routes, and in a good linked network (not a patchwork), are the clear way to provide real civic respect for cyclists, as we don’t need to be shunted up, then […]
If we get snow, can the City plow it out of indents?
The parked cars on St. George St. below aren’t just parked in the bike lane, (with their correct parking spaces to the right of the bike lane in an indented bay,) they’re so far out they’re constraining the travel lane. And there is no bike lane, and cyclists have to take the lane to have […]
Kyle going and the lost opportunity of Bloor
Kyle Rae promised to put on bike lanes on Bloor in his last election campaign, and it was somewhat reinforced by a motion of Council to greatly upgrade the bike safety conditions on Bloor in Yorkville as part of that reconstruction. But sadly, all we’re getting are sharrows. While sharrows do have some real potential […]
The rebuild of Bloor St. in Yorkville is in the mainstream news today with some of the merchants of Bloor seeking a judicial review of the project in Divisional Court by lawyer Clayton Ruby. One major point of contention is the lack of an EA, the same point that has been raised with the ECO […]